Profile: DJ Protégé
Real Name: Yoram Mwangi
It’s been a long time coming, but Kenya needed something that bridged that gap between conventional music and the gems only our psyche can understand. DJ Protégé, real name, Yoram Mwangi, understands that need to bring together all audiences who love dance, house, progressive and trance music, both deep and commercial.
DJ Protégé commands the biggest dance shows in Kenya in one of Kenya’s most popular radio stations, Capital Fm. The show, the Dance Republic plays live every Friday night between 9pm and 11pm, 3 hours ahead of GMT, with an exciting mix of the latest dance tunes released globally. The show features music from global sensations such as Deadmau5, Skrillex, Armin Van Buren, Kaskade, Michael Woods and many more with the style shifting from progressive, Electro to Trance.
Dj Protégé also plays live on a sports show on the same station on Saturday afternoons between 2 pm and 5pm playing an uplifting mix of summer jams featuring the likes of Bob Sinclair, Pitbull, Shakira, Don Omar and the likes playing up tempo music to suit the theme of the show.
The style of play also suits an audience yet to appreciate deep house music which is covered in the show, Dance-a-holics which plays on Tuesdays on Capital FM between 8 and 9 pm which features the biggest club bangers released from the international scene such as Rihanna, Jason Derulo, Chris Brown to African sensations such as DJ Cleo, Big Nuz, Crazy white boy, STL, all of whom can be heard in his mixes.
Currently DJ Protégé is looking at production working with Kenyan producers to releases Kenyan/African themed Dance anthems. These producers have worked with some of the biggest tracks in Kenya featuring artists such as STL, Redsan and wyre whose Music is available widely on YouTube.
DJ protégé plays at a number of events every month around Kenya while being the resident DJ for one of Nairobi’s premier lounges, Big Five Breweries.
For a taste of DJ Protégé’s Mixes and a view of some of the events he featured, check out the his online mix sharing page.